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Hidden Acres Farm, Newton NH
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The curve of the road brings you around and to the farm. There the tractors seem artfully situated near the driveway, the light shines through the barn door, the wrap-around porch greets you, and it all says “Welcome to Hidden Acres Farm.” The house, barn, and outer buildings retain the charm of a long-ago era. If the walls could talk, there would be many tales (and tails) of daily life on the farm.

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Looking Forward
Posted March 31, 2017

Because of funding issues and family illness, the board of the New Hampshire Farms Network voted to dissolve its 501 c 3 corporate non-profit status on April 1st, 2017. As a website, NHFN will continue …

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Agricultural Legacy, Lorraine Stuart Agricultural Legacy, Lorraine Stuart

Stuart Farm
Stratham, NH 03885
For nearly six decades, the Stuart Farm, with its rolling hills and dairy cows, has been a landmark in Stratham, New Hampshire. I drove up to the farm on a long …

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Monadnock Farmland Preservation Partnership Awarded Funding
Posted January 26, 2017
Monadnock Farmland Preservation Partnership Awarded Funding

The Monadnock Conservancy and five partner organizations have been awarded more than $1.2 million through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) of USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service. The awarded project, ‘Protecting Farmland in New Hampshire’s Monadnock Region,’ will protect nearly 3,000 acres of important farmland in the Monadnock region by 2021. One thousand acres will be conserved through Natural Resources Conservation Service funds; the remaining 1,700 acres will be conserved using a combination of private funds, state grant funding, and donated easements.

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Community Supported Agriculture
Posted January 18, 2017

When we’re in the depths of winter and the forecast is for more snow, summer can be the last thing on your mind. Farmers, though, are already planning their harvests and some have already opened …

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Good Cheer for the New Year
Posted December 30, 2016
Good Cheer for the New Year

Everyone can use some cheer during this season of short days. Doug and Debby Erb of Springvale Farms and Landaff Creamery in Landaff continue to raise the profile of New Hampshire cheesemakers, with several exciting recent developments. Their Landaff, a semi-firm, Welsh-type cheese, won a silver medal at the World Cheese Championship Contest in Spain last month. And their Kinsman Ridge—a semi-soft, washed-rind cheese–was served at the White House for Thanksgiving.

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Baking Powder Biscuits
Posted December 16, 2016
Baking Powder Biscuits

In her essay titled “About Biscuits” short story writer Laurie Colwin says, “Biscuits are the utility infielder of the culinary world … There is nothing as useful or delicious.” Before the days of boxed mixes, so popular was this dough that cooks kept stashes of the dry ingredients and shortening to which they only needed to add milk or water. In other words, our forefathers made their own Bisquick. Biscuits are most thought of as a small bread, but the dough can be used as a topping for a stew or as a base for fruit as in strawberry short cake. The batter can even be used as the casing for a steamed fruit pudding. And don’t forget them as the perfect hot winter soup accompaniment.

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